Those Liberal Bastards
Perhaps I’m behind the curve on this one. But John Gray’s article, “Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican” is so worth reading.
The Republican retort against horrid liberals like me:
Joe agrees, “We don’t need those big government liberals ruining our lives; after all, I’m a self made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have”.
I guess I should feel bad for being a liberal… even change my name to a “progressive”? No way.
From Frederick Douglass:
"Self-made men […] are the men who owe little or nothing to birth, relationship, friendly surroundings; to wealth inherited or to early approved means of education; who are what they are, without the aid of any of the favoring conditions by which other men usually rise in the world and achieve great results."
Find me a “self-made” politician.
They don’t exist.